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Modelling cost-effective therapies

Raymond Pierre Abratt

Abstract


In the present era of rapidly increasing medical costs, there is a need for doctors to assist in controlling these costs, in addition to providing quality care to all patients. This requires inclusion of the parameter of ‘value’ in medical practice.

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Raymond Pierre Abratt, Head of Clinical Governance, Independent Clinical Oncology Network, and Professor Emeritus, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Medical costs; Cost-effective therapies

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):884. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.9880

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-07-06
Date published: 2015-10-16

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